With the ability to private hire an aircraft from $179/hour we offer the most affordable flying on the Sunshine Coast. We conduct all our initial flight training in the latest ‘high end’ recreational Light Sport Aircraft (LSA). These aircraft are far more capable, more fun to fly and more affordable than the older General Aviation (GA) training aircraft still used by traditional GA flight schools.
We offer professional flight training. Having approvals from both Recreational Aviation Australia and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority our students have a seamless transition between licence types and aircraft providing a cost effective path to for those wanting to obtain a Commercial Pilot License (CPL). All command hours in our LSA aircraft can count towards the minimum hours requirements for a CPL, saving many thousands of dollars in GA aircraft hire costs! In addition we offer advanced pilot skills training including emergency maneuver training, tail-wheel, aerobatics and spin recovery training and license endorsements! Learn More >
We are not just a professional flying school, we are a club with a very active membership. Our students are ‘club members’ and have full access to our excellent facilities. From our pool table and bar area to our flying competitions and outback fly away’s there is surely something to keep you and your family entertained. Learn More >
Sunshine Coast Mayor, Mark Jameson, is the Club Patron
With a couple of flight schools on the Sunshine Coast, I’m so happy that I chose Sunshine Coast Aero Club! I’m roughly 20 hours into my training and am very impressed with the fantastic training I have been given mainly by instructors Nathan and Tom, which has enabled me to do some pretty cool and exhilarating stuff including flying solo! Another awesome thing about the Aero Club is that it offers lots of fun opportunities to connect with others in the Aero Club, like through monthly social events. Overall, the Aero Club is the best place to learn to fly on the Sunshine Coast (no matter your age, gender or experience), with amazing views, fantastic and friendly instructors and a very fun and enjoyable atmosphere. Worth every cent.